new orleans

Ethnic Cleansing

September 9, 2005 - According to today's Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire, Rep. Richard Baker (R-LA) of Baton Rouge is overheard telling lobbyists:

What Evacuees Need: A Seat at the Table

September 6, 2005 - New Orleans resident Wade Rathke, who is also chief organizer for the low-income organziation ACORN and SEIU Local 100, has some thoughts about what's needed in New Orleans now.

Outrageous

September 1, 2005 - By R. Neal I just saw a report on MSNBC from the convention center in New Orleans. There are thousands of people there, families with children, infants, and elderly. They have no water. They have no food. They have no baby formula. They have no medical assistance. They have nothing. They are desperate, and they are furious.

Katrina and New Orleans

August 29, 2005 - By R. Neal Those of us who have lived in Southern coastal states are all too familiar with hurricanes, but we haven’t seen anything like Katrina in over a decade. The last Category 5 hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. was, I believe, Andrew in 1992. It slammed Southern Florida and went on across the Gulf and slammed New Orleans.